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Description
The Sol M. Wurtzel papers span the years circa 1917-1967 (bulk 1917-1941) and encompass 2.8 linear feet. The collection consists of correspondence with William Fox and others, miscellaneous papers, and photographs. There is correspondence with Joseph Schenck and Darryl F. Zanuck relating to the 1935 merger of Twentieth Century Pictures and the Fox Film Corp. Some correspondence dated after Wurtzel's death is addressed to his family, such as his daughter Lillian Semenov.
Background
Sol M. Wurtzel was an American producer and executive active in film from 1917 to 1949. William Fox sent Wurtzel to Hollywood from New York in 1917 to serve as general superintendent of Fox's Hollywood studio. He had a lengthy association with Fox Film Corp. and Twentieth Century-Fox.
Extent
2.8 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.